That conditioning is hardly unfounded. For the most part, medical professionals who manage births handle their duties properly and help to bring healthy babies into the world. Unfortunately, though, that is not always the case and when infants are injured during the delivery process the effects can be devastating for many people. Below you will find a brief overview of how such an incident can affect people involved in the aftermath. Anyone whose child has been harmed in this manner needs to obtain the help of New York medical malpractice lawyers as soon as possible.
Clearly and obviously, the person who is most directly affected by a birth injury that results from negligence is the child. There are a number of different consequences that can be faced by a child who was harmed in this manner. One common result of a birth injury is an eventual diagnosis of cerebral palsy. Children can also suffer from developmental delays and they can struggle psychologically as they get older and they begin to realize that they are not quite like everyone else.
Aside from the child, no one is more directly impacted by a birth injury than the parents of that child. Not only must parents work to cope with and to overcome their own powerful feelings of anger and sadness when they realize that their child has been harmed, but they must also take on the unenviable task of planning and managing the care that the child will need as well as finding a way to fund this care.
Finally, family members of that child will also feel the effects of a birth injury for years to come if not throughout the lifetime of that child. Family members are often called upon to provide emotional support for the family and to help care for that child. In addition, some family members may be called upon to help fund the care that the child will need if the parents are unable to meet those costs by themselves.
If your child was harmed as a result of negligence on the part of medical professionals while being born, you need to seek the help of New York medical malpractice lawyers who have been fighting for the rights of families for more than 40 years. Contact The Fitzgerald Law Firm today to schedule a free initial consultation.